Wide Awake

Synopsis: A fifth grader goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. Along the way he gets into tons of trouble at Waldron Academy an all-boys school. Also he is aided on his search by a sports-loving nun.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Production: Miramax
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
PG
Year:
1998
88 min
432 Views


1

[Dog Barking]

[Man] Are you ready?

- [child] Yeah.

- [Man] You look scared.

- [child] I am.

- [Man] Why are you scared?

The football might hit me

in the face.

- [child] I am.

- [Man] Why are you scared?

The football might hit me

in the face.

We don't have to play catch.

We could play somethin'else.

The football might hit me

in the face.

We don't have to play catch.

We could play somethin'else.

I want to play this, Grandpa.

I'm gonna throw it real light.

- Okay.

- Keep your hands out.

- Okay.

- Joshua?

- Yeah, Grandpa?

- Open your eyes.

- Okay.

- Joshua?

- Yeah, Grandpa?

- Open your eyes.

- Okay.

- Here it comes! Get set!

Here it comes!

[Grunts]

- You did it!

- I did it! I did it!

[chuckling]

- That was a good throw.

- That was a good catch.

- We're a great team, aren't we?

- Yes, we are.

- That was a good throw.

- That was a good catch.

- We're a great team, aren't we?

- Yes, we are.

We're a great team.

That we are.

[Footsteps Approaching]

Joshua? Time to wake up.

Joshua?

-Joshua?

- [Groans]

Joshua?

-Joshua?

- [Groans]

Please?

-Joshua?

- [Groans]

Please?

You're a fiifth grader today.

You're almost a man.

Please?

You're a fiifth grader today.

You're almost a man.

[Sighs]

Wow.

[Sighs]

Wow.

How much longer are

we gonna do this, huh?

This isn't gonna work anymore.

Here we go.

Josh?

I need you in the car, pal.

15 minutes. Let's go.

Joshua?

- [Mom] Did you fiind it?

- [Girl] Yeah, I got it. Thanks.

[Mom] Breakfast.

[Girl] Is the smurf ready yet?

He better not make me late.

[Sighs]

[Joshua Narrating]

My grandpa and me...

we always watched out

for each other.

I slept in his room

when I was sick...

or when I had a bad dream.

I slept in his room

when I was sick...

or when I had a bad dream.

Last time, I had both.

Your fever's down.

I dreamt you were gone.

Couldn't fiind you.

[Chuckles]

I'm not goin' anywhere.

Promise?

Promise.

[Joshua's Voice]

He lied.

- [Girl] Dad!

- [Dad]Josh, time to go.

[Girl] come on!

[Joshua's Voice]

My name is Joshua A. Beal.

I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I go to WaldronAcademy

catholic School for Boys.

Don't laugh.

My dad's a great dad,

but he always ends with the same thing.

Do me a favor.Just...

try to agree with the nuns...

and not give them

any trouble in class, okay?

[Joshua's Voice]

People think I ask too many questions.

Okay. See ya later.

Wave to your brother.

[Sighs]

[Joshua's Voice]

Those are the guys in my school.

Kids in uniforms

don't smile very much.

[Joshua's Voice]

Those are the guys in my school.

Kids in uniforms

don't smile very much.

[Organ;'Religious]

[Organ;'Sporting Event]

[Organ;' "charge!"]

All right, gentlemen, religion class

assignments will be divided between...

[Organ;' "charge!"]

All right, gentlemen, religion class

assignments will be divided between...

readings from your text,

Next Stop;'Salvation...

and exercises in your workbook,

Jesus Is My Buddy.

Quizzes will be held

every two weeks...

not during holy days

and not during the play-offs.

Yes,Joshua?

In our workbook...

it says that you

have to be baptized...

to save your soul

from eternal damnation.

That's correct.

to save your soul

from eternal damnation.

That's correct.

Is that your question?

No, no. My question's

about my Aunt Denise.

Is that your question?

No, no. My question's

about my Aunt Denise.

She's not baptized, so that means

she's going to hell, right?

- Uh, no. Actually, she's not,Joshua.

- And my dad's best friend...

He's not baptized, either.

And that means he's going to hell.

-Joshua, I think you misunderstood. Wh...

-[Boy] Oh, man!

He's not baptized, either.

And that means he's going to hell.

-Joshua, I think you misunderstood. Wh...

-[Boy] Oh, man!

Seth Greenberg rides my bus.

He's not baptized.

- Okay, wait a second.

- Hey. My cousin's going to hell?

- No, I don't think...

- We have an Indian family

living next door.

- Okay, wait a second.

- Hey. My cousin's going to hell?

- No, I don't think...

- We have an Indian family

living next door.

And the whole house

is going to hell.

- No, I don't think...

- We have an Indian family

living next door.

And the whole house

is going to hell.

- [Boys Chattering]

- No, that's not what

it says in the book.

And the whole house

is going to hell.

- [Boys Chattering]

- No, that's not what

it says in the book.

- If you'll notice on page f... okay.

- [chattering continues]

All right. Qiet.

- If you'll notice on page f... okay.

- [chattering continues]

All right. Qiet.

No one is going to hell.

Do you mean the Bible's wrong?

No, the Bible's not wrong.

- I don't get it.

- Me neither.

No, the Bible's not wrong.

- I don't get it.

- Me neither.

- [Boys Murmuring]

- [Boy] No.

- Okay. Well...

- [School Bell Ringing]

Tomorrow, we'll begin with

an in-depth discussion on baptism.

- Okay. Well...

- [School Bell Ringing]

Tomorrow, we'll begin with

an in-depth discussion on baptism.

Until then, please do not

inform any of your friends...

neighbors or relatives

of their impending doom.

Until then, please do not

inform any of your friends...

neighbors or relatives

of their impending doom.

Thank you very much, gentlemen. Go in

peace, and don't run in the hallways.

"Is it vain, sir,

to extenuate the matter?

Peace, peace."

"Is it vain, sir,

to extenuate the matter?

Peace, peace."

Don't just say the words.

Read them fiirst,

understand them...

and then make us

understand them.

Read them fiirst,

understand them...

and then make us

understand them.

" But there is no peace.

The war is actually begun.

The next gale

that sweeps from the north...

- will bring to our ears..."

- [Loud Sneeze]

- [Hawking]

- [Several Boys] Aw! Ick!

- [Complaining Continues]

- [Boy] That's heinous, man!

Sister?

May I go to the bathroom?

You should really

carry tissues, David.

Sister?

May I go to the bathroom?

You should really

carry tissues, David.

Go ahead.

"The next gale that

sweeps from the north...

will bring

to our ears the clash..."

Good mucous attack.

I've had better.

Good mucous attack.

I've had better.

Nine months.

I can't do it.

I've had better.

Nine months.

I can't do it.

Know what?

The fiirst week's always bad.

And besides,

if there was no school...

there'd be no rules to break.

[Joshua's Voice] My best friend Dave

is the adventurous type...

a daredevil.

[Joshua's Voice] My best friend Dave

is the adventurous type...

a daredevil.

Boring things like school

give him headaches.

a daredevil.

Boring things like school

give him headaches.

Today he's having one of his

"I hate these wussy uniform"headaches.

Boring things like school

give him headaches.

Today he's having one of his

"I hate these wussy uniform"headaches.

Sh*t. Brickman.

[Joshua] I can't deal with

Mr. Bizarre-o on the fiirst day.

Sh*t. Brickman.

[Joshua] I can't deal with

Mr. Bizarre-o on the fiirst day.

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American filmmaker, philanthropist and actor. He is known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, Pondicherry, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. The cumulative gross of his films exceeds $3 billion globally. more…

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